Boyum, Mike and Bill

Adventurous and enterprising American brothers best known for their discovery and commercialization of Grajagan, the exotic world-class wave located at the southeast tip of Java, Indonesia. Mike Boyum was born in 1946 in Key West, Florida, the son of a career navy pilot; Bill was born in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Boyum family moved often, from one American naval station to another. Both boys started surfing in 1962, but Mike soon quit.

Mike, the more restless of the two, droppe...